Happy New Year!!! I hope 2017 brings you peace, joy, love, contentment, and good health. Our world still needs a lot of healing and understanding, and I hope that the art that we create will help make people feel better about their lives and the world we are living in.
Today marks Day 1 of Leslie Saeta's "30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge." This is my third time participating in this challenge. I decided to use the theme of animals since I rarely paint them. This would be the perfect time to get in a lot of practice. I sent out a call to my Facebook family and friends asking them to submit photos of animals/pets that I could use as references. Now, as you can imagine, I have many cat and dog references to paint from, and I'm hoping for some pets/animals that are a change from those too. If you have a pet photo that you would like me to use, please email me.
This first painting was done from a photo on my niece, Caity's Facebook page that was posted right after she adopted Rory, her cat.
Here is a link to Leslie Saeta's blog where her painting and the paintings of the other participating artists can be found. https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog There are a lot of great paintings there.